EPIC ETI­HAD EN­COUN­TERS!

AL AHLY v ZA­MALEK

Match of the Day - - Derby Preview -

APR 1996 CITY 2 UNITED 3

Okay, so this one is at City's old Maine Road ground. Dreams of the dou­ble are kept alive thanks to a Ryan Giggs win­ner!

MAY 2007 CITY 0 UNITED 1

A three-year ti­tle drought is ended as C-ron’s pen clinches the crown – but not be­fore City miss a late spot-kick!

APR 2010 CITY 0 UNITED 1

Three points are key for United to keep tabs on lead­ers Chelsea – cue Paul Sc­holes pop­ping up with an in­jury-time header!

APR 2012 CITY 1 UNITED 0

Vin­cent Kom­pany grabs the only goal as City leapfrog United at the top of the ta­ble – and win a first Prem ti­tle two games later!

BEL­GRADE, SER­BIA RED STAR BEL­GRADE v PARTIZAN

Only 400 yards sep­a­rate the sta­di­ums of these ri­vals! No other club has won the Ser­bian ti­tle since 1998, and while Partizan have claimed seven of the last ten, Red Star re­gained the crown last sea­son by a whop­ping 28 points!

BUENOS AIRES, AR­GENTINA BOCA JU­NIORS v RIVER PLATE

If you go by their nick­names for each other, this game sees the lit­tle pigs play the chick­ens! Clas­sic kits, crazy fans and a sick at­mos­phere at Boca’s Bom­bon­era make this foot­ball’s great­est derby. It makes all oth­ers look like a school kick­about!

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY NACIONAL v PENAROL

Ap­par­ently 80% of Uruguay's pop­u­la­tion fol­lows these ri­vals in the old­est recog­nised derby out­side of the UK. In 113 sea­sons to date, they’ve shared all but 20 ti­tles and ev­ery one of their 500+ en­coun­ters has been lively!

CAIRO, EGYPT

An over­seas ref is brought in to pre­vent any bias in this derby – the big­gest fix­ture in African footy! The game reg­u­larly at­tracts a do­mes­tic au­di­ence of 50 mil­lion and the old Egyp­tian king used to sup­port one of the clubs!

IS­TAN­BUL, TURKEY GALATASARAY v FENER­BAHCE

For­get play­ers and fans – even bosses are up for this one. Af­ter an against-the-odds cup fi­nal tri­umph at Fener­bahce in 1996, boss Graeme Souness ran on the pitch and planted a gi­ant Gala flag in the cen­tre cir­cle. You mad, Souey?!

FOUR SURE! Only three men in Prem his­tory have hit the 20-goal mark in four sea­sons. Ser­gio needs three more to join them! has No other team on con­ceded fewer the the road than 13 let in by United! BAD LUCK OF THE DRAW! United may be 22 games un­beaten, bu

WINS NACIONAL 76 PENAROL 86 WINS BOCA JU­NIORS 76 RIVER PLATE 67 LAST MEET­ING: RIVER PLATE 2 4 BOCA JU­NIORS, 11 DEC 2016 LAST MEET­ING: PENAROL 1 1 NACIONAL, 6 APR 2017 WINS AL AHLY 41 ZA­MALEK 25 LAST MEET­ING: ZA­MALEK 0 2 AL AHLY, 29 DEC 2016 WINS GALATASAR

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